MOST PRESCRIBED PHARMACEUTICALS
Ranked by total number of retail prescriptions, 2012
Note: Reflects prescription-bound products including insulin and excluding other products, such as over-the-counter. Data include leading active-ingredients or fixed-combinations of ingredients, and includes those produced by both branded and generic manufacturers. Active ingredient names use international naming standards (e.g., paracetamol is called acetaminophen in the U.S.). Includes all prescriptions dispensed through retail pharmacies, including independent and chain drug stores, food store pharmacies, mail order and long-term-care facilities. Prescription counts are not adjusted for length of therapy; 90-day and 30-day prescriptions are both counted as one prescription.